By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Community groups distributed free personal protective equipment to residents in West Philadelphia on Thursday. The so-called COVID-19 survival kits included masks and hand sanitizer.

The giveaway was in partnership with the United Community Clinic, sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania.

“They have generously donated 300 to 400 items of PPE to be given out to the community,” said giveaway organizer Mike Burch.

They hope the PPE will stop the spread in hard-hit communities.

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